This week has been a very busy week for me writing wise. As you may already know, I have been actively going over my first draft of The Frituals. But I also have another book that I have had done for a while. About two years. I have done some things I regret it, which I won't get into too much right now but if you want to hear more about the publishing (or lack of) that I have done with Silver Manor, I have been thinking of doing a series of post on it.
So I have two books almost 3 in the works right now. Silver Manor has gone out to Beta readers: 2 I found on Goodreads and one is a family friend and former teacher of mine. Thanks, Peggy <3 I am still looking for a few more Beta's so if you would like to help with that there will be a thing at the bottom of this post.
The Frituals is all editing right now. I have been reading it, and fixing grammar, finding out where I need to expand chapters and fill plot holes. Yesterday I posted this photo:
I started writing out the chapter number, and details of that chapter, You can kinda tell that some of the cards are different colors. That is because I have multiple points of view in this book, so this way I can see where I need to focus more.
Jamie: Light Green
Paulo: Dark Green
For example, in part one there are twelve chapters, the characters we see are Shauna, Taytra, and Jamie. Shauna is the main character, so it makes sense that we read from her POV the most. Shauna has 8/12 Taytra has 3/12, and Jamie has 1/12.
I plan on continuing this process this week mapping out the rest of this book before going back in and editing it. If you want to start reading to get a taste of it, the first three chapters have been posted to Wattpad.
I also will need to go back in and start planning for the second half of my second book in this series.
My goal is that this first book will be available for beta reading by May. Keep checking back here for updates and future application for that!
Thanks for reading,
If you have any questions about this outlining style you can tweet me at @scripturienting
or I suggest checking out Vivien Reis's Video
How to Outline your Novel- The Storyboard- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3XmqvUmVn0
Or ShaelinWrites Video
How to Outline Your Novel
Both of these writers/ YouTubers have a ton of writing knowledge, and I have enjoyed watching their videos lately.
A lover of words, reading and writing.